The LyondellBasell Hyperzone Storage-in-Transit Yard project earned RailWorks’ top honor, the Louis K. Comstock Award, at the annual Leadership Meeting held Feb. 11-13 in San Antonio, Texas. RailWorks President and CEO Kevin Riddett presented the award to Bob Rolf, vice president and general manager of RailWorks’ Gulf Region, who accepted the award on behalf of his team. The 18-month project involved the construction of a new, 800-car yard in LaPorte, Texas.
Three other teams were recognized at the gathering for their 2018 work.
- A RailWorks Track Services team earned the Golden Spike Award for a demanding light rail rehabilitation project for the Maryland Transit Administration. RailWorks was the prime contractor, responsible for rehab at six unique locations.
- Winner of the Silver Spike Award was PNR RailWorks’ Client Services Division, based in Mississauga, Ontario. The division has the responsibility of maintaining the track and signals for GO Transit, the commuter train service in the Greater Toronto area. The division has multiple quality-safety certifications and has grown substantially since its 2011 origin.
- The Bronze Spike Award went to the Minooka, Ill., office, which completed the year without a recordable or lost-time injury. In fact, employees there have attained other safety gains, including going without a recordable injury since August 2017 and without a lost-time injury for more than 2 ½ years.